Man recorded stealing firearms from truck in Southwest Ranches parking lot, police say – Sun Sentinel
“We have a whole body shot of what the person looked like and their build and what the person looked like when taking our stuff,” said Dorian Jumper, 19, of Pembroke Pines, one of three friends whose weapons were taken. “That’s better than calling 911 after he’s left.”
The trio was on their way to a Davie shooting range and stopped for lunch at a Japanese restaurant at 15791 Sheridan St. While they were dining, someone broke into the truck owned by Kevin Riley, 21, of Miramar.
Assault rifles, pistols and gun parts valued at $9,160 were stolen around 3 p.m. Saturday, Davie police said.
In the video, a tall man who was wearing a dress shirt, tie, khaki pants and black gloves transfers cases holding the firearms from the pickup into a late model, gold Volkswagen sedan.
The license plate for the Volkswagen had been removed, Davie Police Sgt. Mark Leone said. That agency patrols the town of Southwest Ranches.
The young marksmen were eating at Blue Ginger sushi restaurant when the burglary happened.
“About 10 minutes in, we were told the truck was broken into and the police were already there,” said Jumper, who was with Riley and Elden Osceola, 19, from Pembroke Pines.
“I feel like we were targeted,” Jumper said. “It just happened very quick.”
They visit the Nexus Gun Range often, Jumper said.
“Shooting, we’re pretty good at it,” Jumper said. “We’re very proficient. We like to shoot a lot.”
He said the burglary suspect took Jumper’s favorite weapon, a Glock 26 pistol, one of four guns he lost that afternoon.
“They were my prized guns, if I had to say,” Jumper said.
He said the friends are “very fortunate” that someone recorded the burglary on his or her cellphone. Davie police are not identifying that witness.
“Nobody got hurt, fortunately,” Jumper said. “The police are on it and we have a lot of things going for us. I’m hopeful they find him. I think the best possible outcome is the guns don’t end up in somebody else’s hands.”
Davie Police ask anyone with information to call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-8477. That organization accepts anonymous tips and will pay up to $3,000 for information that leads to an arrest.
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